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Catherine Kelley

Catherine Kelley

War veteran-turned actor, Cristian Valle, plays an all-too-real character in Fort Irwin, as he chooses to reenact a wounded soldier in a hyper-realistic warfare training exercise to help him overcome PTSD. This great short film written and directed by AFI graduate Quinn Else blends his appreciation for documentary and simple

Written and directed by award-winning director Mark A. Levinson (Particle Fever), The Bit Playerisa an enjoyably comprehensive feature film about American mathematician and “Father of Information Theory,” Claude E. Shannon, and the unparalleled shift he unassumingly created for technology and humanity today. The fact that you can text a friend

While accountability gets tossed around the nightly news faster than a hot potato these days, Shut Up & Write members around the world make it a top priority, committing to gathering weekly, regardless of global circumstances, with one goal in mind—write! Based out of San Francisco, Shut Up & Write

Southern Oregon’s array of live theater venues spans from cozily intimate to nationally renowned, and to celebrate the 2020 season the Messenger spotlights three local actors who have made the Rogue Valley stages their home. Grants Pass actor, Steve Chroninger, deciding to peel free from his high school math nerd

For nearly 30 years, researchers with the HeartMath Institute (HRI) have delved into the wonders of the heart helping thousands to improve their emotional wellbeing using their discoveries and tools. Like ordering a perfect chemical cocktail to reduce stress, find courage or forgiveness, we can now tell the heart how

From its rivers and forests to practices of conservationism and environmental protection, Oregon is well-noted as being green. In honoring this distinction, the 18th annual Siskiyou Film Festival will bring together filmmakers and the community who “love where they live and protect what they love.” “It’s our slogan,” says festival

Call it a snow day and head for the hills! Southern Oregon has plenty of sledding hotspots if you know where to look. We’ve collected a few that are close enough to hot coffee to keep your Thermos filled or to kick back and reminisce about your day of fun

Shopping online for the holidays may be convenient, but let’s face it, the intimacy factor is missing. Why not bundle up and head downtown to check out the lights before popping into your area’s local shops to mingle in the spirit of Kris Kringle? We’ve put together a sampler of

A film made for a couple million bucks is pretty low-budget these days considering what Hollywood forks out for their Marvel productions. But then there’s the clever accomplishment of the ultra-low (we’re talking micro low) budget project. Local indie filmmaker, Ray Robison, has learned how to keep cameras rolling a

Peek into the worlds of newts, German browns, ice sheets and grizzlies at the 7th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival “On Tour” on November 8. The night of short film, benefitting southern Oregon’s Rogue Riverkeeper, aims to entertain while encouraging activism toward preserving and protecting the natural environment and